Learn about Bible Box

A lidded box, often made of oak or walnut with incised carving, designed to hold the family bible with its record of births, deaths and marriages. They were sometimes set on a stand and were popular in the 17th and 18th century, although there are also 19th century examples.
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A New Zealand Jane Brenkley carved and painted rose decorated box, rectangular form, the lid and sides carved in deep relief with roses, stained and painted red and green, diamond incised edging, the interior with further poker work decoration of farmhouse

An Australian timber work box, fiddleback blackwood with inlaid huon pine star, late 19th century, fitted interior painted blue, 13 cm high, 35 cm wide, 23 cm deep

A Tasmanian blackwood and musk glove box, together with a spatter work jewel box, late 19th century, largest 6 cm high, 30 cm wide, 11 cm deep

An Anglo-Indian carved and ivory inlaid sewing box, circa 1900, decorated with monkeys and birds, fitted interior, 9 cm high, 25 cm wide, 19 cm deep

Early timber work box, with fitted interior and brass handles, 42 x 27 cm, 18 cm high approx

A good 19th century N.Z. colonial woods work box, mottled kauri with dark hardwood edging, the lid with six pointed star-on-star inlay in various timbers, the interior lid with an inlaid cross on a stepped base. Some design elements similar to the Seuffert

Tunbridge Ware burr timber inlaid box with a silk lined interior lid & later work to the box interior. A burr veneer with two bands of geometric inlay, mother of pearl inlaid keyhole, with a key & certificate.

Victorian sarcophagus form sewing box, 15 cm x 9 cm, 9.5 cm high

Antique sewing box, with inlaid brass &, shell decoration, 27 cm x 20 cm, 12 cm high approx.

Antique handpainted work box, 33 cm x 17 cm, 16 cm high approx.

Early 19th century chinoiserie sewing box, with black pen work, on wooden carcass of sarcophagus shape & with 4 metal ball feet, 28 cm x 20 cm, 16 cm high approx.

Antique timber sewing box, with inlaid timber &, mother of pearl decoration, 28 cm x 20 cm, 14.5 cm high approx.

A Tunbridgeware rosewood work box, later 19th century, the box with a fitted compartmentalised tray covered in red patterned paper, the box with bold patterned parquetry borders and mother-of-pearl escutcheons; with key, height 12 cm, width 25 cm, depth 17

Antique Tunbridge ware sewing box, with fitted interior, 25 cm x 19 cm approx ( af to lid and hinges)

Vintage wooden sewing box, inlaid with timber &, mother of pearl30 cm x 30 cm approx.

A fine Sadeli Anglo-Indian work box, 19th century, ivory and ebony inlay on padouk, with fitted interior, 12.5 cm high, 27 cm across

A New Zealand timber box, most likely the work of W.H. Jewell, late 19th century, 7 cm high, 18 cm wide, 18 cm deep

A fine Tasmanian work box, huon pine, musk, casuarina, blackwood, pine and dogwood, fitted huon pine interior with whalebone handles, circa 1850, 12.5 cm high, 30 cm wide, 20.5 cm deep

Early wooden sewing box. Inlaid decoration to lid. Segmented and lidded upper layer to interior. Height 10 cm width 35 cm Depth 21 cm

Australian timber sewing box, musk, burr myrtle, silky oak, casuarina, blackwood, cedar and Tasmanian oak, fitted with lift out compartment tray, 19th century, 11 cm high, 30 cm wide, 26 cm deep

Antique 1800's French straw work box, prisoner of War example, depicting a church with a two masted ship approx 8 cm high, 27 cm long, 18 cm deep

Antique French straw work box, prisoner of War example, depicting a church and a small ship, approx 7 cm high, 19.5 cm long, 14.5 cm deep

French Prisoner of War Napoleonic straw work box, approx 8 cm high, 22 cm wide, 15 cm deep

An Anglo Indian sadeli mosaic work box (AF), late 19th century, with interior mirror and lift out tray with turned ivory ink, pots, ivory lidded compartments, cotton reel holders, etc.

A sewing etui in tortoise shell box with ivory and mother of pearl finished accessories, 19th century. 4.5 cm high, 18 cm wide, 8.5 cm deep

A Victorian walnut sewing box, circa 1860s, the parquetry box with a flat domed top, strapped with key fret bands in coloured timbers, and centred with a diamond cartouche and conforming escutcheon of mother-of -pearl with a cross banded surround, the inte

Regency rosewood sewing casket, of sarcophagus shape, with brass overlay, on four ball feet. Height 16.5 cm. Width 27 cm. Depth 20 cm

An Australian folk art sewing box carved with waratahs, wattle, banksia, Sturt desert pea, gum blossoms etc. Late 19th century. 29 cm high, 59 cm wide, 30 cm deep

Victorian sewing box with fitted interior, 28 cm wide approx

An Arts & Crafts style carved sewing box, by Arthur Bertram Meddick 1898-1979. Working Great Britain and N.S.W., Australia. Carved circa 1920, for May Sterena (who later became his wife) with MS monogram carved front of box. the interior has a lift-out tra

An Australian leather work trinket box, signed J.Dale. Height (8)

Vintage carved sandal wood sewing box with lift lid and drawer, on squat cabriole legs, 41 cm wide, contents included

Antique straw sewing box, with a fitted interior, as inspected

A Victorian rosewood and Tunbridge-Ware sewing box. Width 30 cm

An Anglo Indian sandalwood and sadeli mosaic sewing box, mid 19th century, the hinged lid inset with a relief carved landscape panel, internally fitted and complete with original ivory and mosaic inlaid compartment lids and bobbins, 31.5 cm wide note: the

A decorative Eastern sewing box with ornate, intricate penwork decoration of exotic birds, flowers and leaves on a black ground with red interior. 40 cm x 24 cm x 24 cm. Probably from Sri Lanka.

A blackwood sarcophagus top sewing box, 19th century, 18 cm high, 34 cm wide, 26 cm deep

An ebony inlaid huon pine sewing box, Tasmanian, circa 1860, 12.5 cm high, 15 cm wide, 24.5 cm deep. Literature: Australian Furniture: Pictorial History and Dictionary, 1788-1938, Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, Casuarina Press Ptd Ltd, Woollahra plate 80 (

An Australian specimen wood inlaid sewing box, 19th century and later, 12.5 cm high, 33.5 cm wide, 25 cm deep